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Publication Date: February 2007

Publisher(s): Tax Policy Center

Author(s): Henry J. Aaron

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: Taxes, the Budget, and the Economy; General Tax Policy; Taxation of Households; Taxes and Social Policy

Type: Paper

Abstract:

Healthcare analysts have long deplored the linkage between health insurance and employment. It makes no sense for one's health insurance to end if one leaves a job. Various state reform plans, including that of California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, deal with the healthcare system as a whole. But President Bush's proposed fix does not go far enough.